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  • Harris readies SATCOM upgrade for USMC manpack radios

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has acquired its first block of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform software upgrades for about 1,000 Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios under a four-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Harris announced in late September.

  • Saab to provide communication system for RNZN’s future fleet tanker

    Defence and security company Saab has a signed a contract to provide its TactiCall integrated communication system for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future fleet replenishment vessel, Aotearoa , according to a 2 October statement by the company. In-service support for the

  • Israeli cyber defence directorate declared operational

    The Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF’s) C4i and Cyber Defense Directorate declared initial operational capacity in early September, the commander in charge of designing the military's cyber defences has told Jane's . The move is part of a wider restructuring of the IDF’s cyber operations

  • Bodytrak set for SF trials

    An undisclosed US Special Forces unit is looking to purchase prototypes of the Bodytrak soldier monitoring system, with a range of other military users expressing interest in trialling the device in recent months, Jane’s has learned. Bodytrak is a small, in-ear system designed to measure

  • Digital Barriers showcases SmartVis Tripwire face recognition system

    Digital Barriers provided the first public display of its SmartVis Tripwire non-consensual face recognition system at DSEI 2017 in London. In use with European military customers as well as security agencies in the United States and Asia, SmartVis Tripwire provides a very narrowband live video

  • Australian Hawkeis to receive Vortex Opensplice data platform

    PrismTech’s Vortex OpenSplice data-sharing platform has been selected for use in the Australian Defence Force’s Hawkei vehicles. Vortex Opensplice is the company’s implementation of the Object Management Group’s Data Distribution Service (OMG DDS), a real-time data

  • Systematic rolls out new Frontline BMS

    Danish software house Systematic launched the latest version of its SitaWare Frontline battle management system (BMS) at DSEI 2017 in London. Frontline is the vehicle-mounted element of Systematic’s SitaWare command and control (C2) software suite, which is in use in a number of countries and

  • CTS enhances Resolve COMINT system

    Chemring Technology Solutions (CTS) launched a major capability upgrade of its Resolve lightweight integrated communications intelligence (COMINT) and direction finding (DF) system at DSEI 2017. The legacy system, which is in use with 13 countries, could be used in the manpack, vehicle, and

  • DSEI 2017: Domo Tactical Communications showcases latest mesh networking capabilities

    Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) unveiled recent developments in its self-forming, self-healing wireless mesh networking (meshnet) technology at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London in September 2017. This included a robust mobile (RM) variant of the

  • Getac partners with Trivalent to improve data protection

    Getac has partnered with Trivalent, a US provider of data protection tools and services, to enhance the security of its tablet devices. Getac displayed its new MX50 tablet at DSEI 2017 in London, with the company highlighting the growing importance of data protection for military end users. The

  • UK Tactical Hotspot readies for trials

    A flexible communication node under development by a consortium of defence primes to meet a UK requirement is expected to enter trials from November 2017. Known as Tactical Hotspot, the effort is intended to increase the “elasticity” of the strike brigades, allowing dispersed operations

  • DSEI 2017: Raytheon UK reveal position sensor for GPS-denied environments

    Raytheon UK unveiled a newly developed Dismounted Position and Navigation Sensor (DPNS) designed for dismounted operators at DSEI 2017 in London. Development of DPNS follows a requirement to continuously track soldiers operating in environments that have a complete absence of GPS signals, including

  • Raytheon secures Middle East export order for Warrior-X shot detection system

    An undisclosed customer in the Middle East will take delivery of more than 2,000 Raytheon Boomerang Warrior-X wearable shot detection systems over the next 12 months. The export order, valued at over USD10 million, is one of the largest to date for the company and the first for a Middle East

  • ViaSat’s KOR-24A STT first small radio to pass testing for Canada’s ASCCM

    ViaSat has announced that its two-channel KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT) is the first small form factor, software-defined Link 16 radio to successfully pass live radio frequency (RF) range testing for the Canadian Army's Air Space Coordination Centre Modernization (ASCCM) project. The STT

  • DSEI 2017: Barrett Communications details new 4075 SDR

    Barrett Communications showcased its new high-frequency (HF) radio transmitter at DSEI 2017 in London. The Barrett 4075 high-power software defined radio (SDR) couples 500W and 1kW liquid-cooled linear amplifiers with Barrett’s existing 4050 SDR HF transmitter, which has a transmit frequency

  • DSEI 2017: HGH Infrared Systems introduces Spynel V-LRF

    At Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 in London, HGH Infrared Systems revealed Spynel V-LRF – a visible channel and laser rangefinder upgrade package for the company’s Spynel-S panoramic detection system, and the Spynel-X InfraRed Search and Track (IRST) system.

  • DSEI 2017: Senop launches new optical devices

    Finland’s Senop has launched two new optical devices at DSEI 2017 in London – the Lilly hand-held multipurpose observation and surveillance system (MPOSS), and the Husky fire control thermal sight (FCTS). Lilly leverages technology developed by the company for its Lisa hand-held target

  • DSEI 2017: Thermoteknix Systems Limited launch Ti-CAM 1000B

    Thermoteknix Systems unveiled its Ti-CAM 1000B bi-ocular multifunction targeting system at DSEI 2017 in London. The TiCAM 1000B provides dismounts with day/night surveillance and observation capabilities and builds on the company’s earlier TiCAM 1000. “Development of the TiCAM 1000B

  • DSEI 2017: BAE Systems launches NAUTIS 5 mine warfare combat system

    BAE Systems launched a fifth-generation version of its NAUTIS mine countermeasures (MCM) command-and-control system at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 conference in London. Dubbed NAUTIS 5, the system incorporates a number of new features, including new and improved

  • DSEI 2017: BAE Systems displays augmented reality, wearable technology for armoured fighting vehicles

    At the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 conference in London, BAE Systems has discussed its plans to integrate wearable technology that provides the crew with augmented reality into the CV90. The technology has reportedly gained attention in the Netherlands and Norway, as

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